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Job title: King County Hearing Examiner Pro Tem
Job location: Seattle, WA 98104 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/14/13
Job type: Temporary
Compensation: This position is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted, overtime-exempt classification. The Hearing Examiner Pro Tem utilizes current examiner support staff, reports directly to the examiner.

Job Classification

Job Category:Hearing Officer

Job Description

Job description:
SUMMARY: Conducts quasi-judicial administrative hearings on land use matters including preliminary plat approvals, zone reclassifications, current land use valuations, impact fees, code enforcement actions, and related administrative decisions made by County departments. Drafts and issues written determinations. This position utilizes current examiner support staff, reports directly to the examiner, and is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted, overtime-exempt classification.

A resume or CV of up to three pages with name, mailing address, email, and phone number.

A letter of interest of up to three pages describing relevant experience: interpreting land use laws, SEPA or similar environmental laws, and the Shoreline Management Act or similar laws; working with the King County Code (or a plan to familiarize yourself with the pertinent chapters prior to beginning work); and conducting administrative hearings, including civil violations.

A writing sample of up to five pages (an excerpt from a longer piece is perfectly acceptable).
Three professional references, including at least phone numbers and email addresses by 4:30 pm on April 10, 2013, either postmark the materials to Attention: Tracy Calderon, King County Council, 516 3rd Avenue, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98104, or email them. Online, NeoGov applications are not acceptable.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
The position typically requires a J.D. (preferred) or Master’s degree in urban planning or related discipline and five years of progressive experience interpreting land use laws, regulations, and codes, and conducting or assisting in conducting administrative hearings.

Requires travel throughout King County in a timely manner, especially to Snoqualmie where some hearings are conducted. Work is performed indoors where some safety considerations exist from emotional, argumentative, or hostile customers.
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